Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond
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T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Occasionally amusing , even inspired , but ultimately disappointing zombie satire from Jim Jarmusch largely wastes the talents of a game cast and is instantly forgettable. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
2/5 24% Men in Black International (2019) The fourth installment of the MiB franchise is one too many. Despite the efforts of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, these stars should have stuck with Thor. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
3/5 34% Shaft (2019) Samuel L. Jackson leads three generations of John Shafts in a fun action-filled reunion that is a smart take in a 2019 that is very much different than 1971 when the first Shaft came around. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 80% Late Night (2019) Emma Thompson rates highly in writer/co-star Mindy Kaling's delightful insightful comedy set in the world of late night TV talk shows. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Fans of the X-Men series looking for a satisfying endgame to the movie franchise might be disappointed by what they get - or don't get - here. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 87% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's thrilling documentary on Luciano Pavarotti is a must see for opera lovers , and for non-lovers it just might change your tune. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4.5/5 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Strong additions to the pack make this another animated winner for Illumination. A movie not just for kids, but for pet lovers everywhere. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) He's Big, Bad, Loud, And Back - along with a few scary and scaly friends. Godzilla completists will line up. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) The ultimate Elton John movie musical Rocketman gets liftoff from a sensational performance by Taron Egerton. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 56% Ma (2019) Octavia Spencer burns up the screen as a teenager's friend from hell in this entertaining horror movie that marks the Oscar winner's first leading role in a movie - and well deserved. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 52% Tolkien (2019) Nicholas Hoult is excellent in this origin story of how the Hobbit master found his inner Gandalf. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 66% Wine Country (2019) Amy Poehler , with lots of help from her SNL pals, makes a fun directorial feature debut with this hilarious journey to Napa for a girls trip to remember. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Strictly for fans. Ryan Reynolds gives it a nice try but this live action/CGI Pokemon movie isn't all it could have been for those who don't worship the video game. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) An emotional and heartfelt sequel with real purpose makes this a journey well worth taking. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Ed Zwick delivers a powerful true story that takes the justice system in Texas and America head on. Superb performances from Jack O'Connell and Laura Dern. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are an improbable pairing for a romcom but it is a winning ticket all the way. Long Shot indeed, but it comes out on top even when Rogen goes too far with schtick. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/5 31% The Intruder (2019) It's as ludicrous and completely lacking in credibility as you might expect , but it is also oddly entertaining thanks to a go-for-broke loopy psychotic turn from Dennis Quaid who makes this fun in its own way. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 29% UglyDolls (2019) It may not be perfect but this snappy animated musical confection has plenty of charms of its own. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
75% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) The Sound of My Voice is the perfect title for a film that expertly captures why Ronstadt was such a unique performer - a voice that could lend itself to any form of music she tried... - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame will have fans singing its praises - and they should. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
2/5 56% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Andrew Garfield does his best in this pointless and plodding magical mystery tour through the underbelly of Los Angeles. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 79% Fast Color (2019) A female-empowered superhero movie unlike any other you have ever seen -- and that's a very good thing. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 72% Teen Spirit (2019) An engaging story made worthwhile by a revelatory musical performance from Elle Fanning who proves she is the real deal when it comes to singing pop. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/5 46% Little (2019) Although too often repetitive, and yes another knockoff of "Big", the three strong female stars of Little make it worth checking out. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Not on the scale of their past efforts, this latest from stop motion specialists Laika is still a real animated charmer. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) In the vein of Oscar winners like In The Heat Of The Night and Green Book, this film is a surprising and riveting true story. It may be set in 1971 but its plea for tolerance is about as timely as it gets in the polarizing and angry era of Trump. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) It's not the original , but in Tim Burton's live action reimagining of Dumbo you will STILL believe an elephant can fly. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) Matthew McConaughey's latest stoner flick , The Beach Bum, isn't exactly a career high point. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson chase Bonnie And Clyde in a winning movie that sets the record straight about the Texas Rangers who finally did them in. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn are terrific in this brutal but riveting crime drama, another triumph for writer/director S. Craig Zahler. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Grim account of the real life horror of terrorists attack on Mumbai in 2008 is too close for comfort but effective as filmmaking. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 94% Us (2019) Jordan Peele's return to horror is intriguing but no 'Get Out'. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) After a 2010 Oscar nomination for playing Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg is back in the high tech world and proves he still has it. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 92% Gloria Bell (2019) In Sebastian Lelio's own english language remake of his 2013 Chilean hit, Gloria, Julianne Moore shines and makes this story definitely worth revisiting. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) I's fun for fans, a place-setter for Endgame, and if you don't care about seeing Marvel raise the bar past Black Panther, you will get your money's worth. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/5 60% Greta (2019) It's Isabelle Huppert vs Chloe Grace Moretz in this nifty suspense thriller and Huppert in the title role steals it with a performance you have to see. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) The Rock uncovers a heartfelt, offbeat, and crowd pleasing story of the rise of WWE's wrestling superstar Paige. It's a winner. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
3/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) I have seen a lot of movies in this genre that failed to engage on any level other than CGI, but James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez find the emotional center of Alita and make this a fun ride all the way. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Liam Neeson revenge action flick gets a pass only because it doesn't take itself seriously and might finally represent the end of these Neeson movies. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/5 45% What Men Want (2019) Pretty funny reimagining on Mel Gibson's What Women Want with Taraji P. Henson getting the last laugh(s) this time. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is still awesome. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan's forced "trilogy" doesn't prove unbreakable and ends not a moment too soon with a weak third entry called 'Glass' , but despite a game cast you can see right through it. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) The dog star who plays Bella is irresistible , a good thing since the script she's been handed isn't worthy of her canine charm. Kids ought to like it though. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 40% The Upside (2019) Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston make an engaging english language remake of The Intouchables about as good as you can expect, even if there is no other real reason for it. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Robert Zemeckis' odd duck of a movie, a true story by the way, is tonally challenged but weirdly affecting in some ways. Not for everyone but those who surrender to it will find some reward. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Christian Bale brilliantly channels Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's scathing political satire. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 96% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuaron's heartfelt ode to the Mexico City of his childhood and the women who influenced him is unlike any other movie you will see this year. That's a good thing. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Oscar winning Moonlight is an artful and moving adaptation of a searing James Baldwin novel that mixes a love story with social issues. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Emily Blunt is more than practically perfect in every way - and so is this movie where Mary Poppins returns just when we need her the most. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Shock of all shocks this is a Transformers movie that is actually quite terrific . Hailee Steinfeld and a lovable piece of metal are a big part of the reason. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018